Highgate Health - pt Health
- 7315 Edmonds Street, 205
Burnaby, British Columbia V3N 1A7
Canada (778) 819-6245
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- Hours of Operation
- Monday : 7:00 AM-8:00 PM
- Tuesday : 7:00 AM-8:00 PM
- Wednesday : 7:00 AM-8:00 PM
- Thursday : 7:00 AM-8:00 PM
- Friday : 7:00 AM-8:00 PM
- Saturday : 8:00 AM-4:00 PM
- Sunday : Closed
- Languages Spoken
- English, Hindi, Punjab, Filipino, Spanish, Russian, Hebrew, Cantonese, Mandarin, Persian/farsi
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Welcome to Highgate Health
Helping Burnaby residents feel their best for over 5 years
At Highgate Health you can expect:
- Results: Proven, one-to-one, evidence-based therapy
- Coverage Options: Covered by WCB & most insurance plans with minimal out-of-pocket fees
- Custom Treatment Plans: Customized treatment plans will help you reach your rehabilitation goals.
- Short & Long Term Relief: We focus on the root cause of your pain, not just symptoms
- Flexible Scheduling: Convenient scheduling around work and home obligations
- Prevention Strategies: We show you how to keep pain from coming back – on your own
- Experienced Clinicians: Licensed clinicians who genuinely care about reaching your goals
- No Wait List: Access to therapy in under 48 hours – normally same day
We also offer a convenient no-obligation appointment option so you can learn more about how we can help with no commitment.
When you choose Highgate Health you will find experienced staff who work together to ensure optimal care for your painful injury.
Located on Edmonds Street, Highgate Health recognizes the differences in shapes, sizes, strengths and degrees of injury amongst all of our patients and designs sensible rehabilitation programs that help our patients reach their personal rehabilitation goals. Whether it is pain relief or recovery from an injury, we will provide therapy options that can help you play an active role in achieving your goals. We are a multidisciplinary clinic, by working together as a team, all clinicians are in constant communication with each other in order to ensure that each patient receives the most effective treatment possible.
We successfully treat many conditions and injuries through a variety of effective therapy options. Click on the “condition” tab above to learn more about therapy options.
Early Intervention Can Help Prevent Lifelong Chronic Pain
Early intervention is critical to a speedy recovery. Research has proven that people who seek therapy early after an injury have shorter recovery periods and are 8 times less likely to develop chronic pain.*
Highgate Health can help you feel your best. Schedule your no-obligation appointment today using the form to the right, or give us a call and put Highgate Health full spectrum of advanced rehabilitation services to work for you.
*Study by the Department of Occupational Medicine at the Orebro Medical Centre.
Conditions We Treat
At Highgate Health, our team has extensive experience and training in treating a variety of different conditions.
Personalized Treatment Plan: The First Step to Your Recovery
Our first goal is to reduce the symptoms you’re feeling right now as quickly as possible. We assess and develop a personalized treatment program through means including, but not limited to, advanced exercise prescriptions, manual therapy, and various modalities.
Evaluating Your Condition
To come up with your treatment program, a therapist will gather key information about your condition. Your answers along with the results of an expert examination will guide us in creating a specific type of treatment program to effectively address your specific condition and eventually, to facilitate your healing.
Adjustments to the program are implemented based on your actual progress, or response, to the treatment until your goals are achieved. We pay close attention to your progress. You will receive verbal instruction and hands-on guidance to improve your condition.
Understanding Your Condition and Implementing Prevention Strategies
A clear understanding of your condition will not only alleviate your concerns, but can also help you understand your condition, to look for and change factors that may be causing your symptoms, and to help you learn how to avoid future problems.
Our therapists may provide tips, specific stretches, and exercises to do at work, or during activities. We recommend changes to help you do your job with less strain and less chance of injury.
As you recover, you will gradually advance in a series of strengthening exercises for the muscles surrounding the affected area which helps patients begin moving easier and lessens the chances of future pain and problems.
How Long It Takes:
Quick Treatments to Let You Work on Your Other Responsibilities
Our goal is to relieve pain and correct your injury as quickly as possible, without compromising the quality of treatments you will be receiving. We adjust our therapy programs to meet your goals.
We get you in for treatment quickly, usually within a few days, and work hard to get you back to enjoying life as quickly as possible. In fact, in some cases just a few 30-minute therapy sessions is all it takes.
Including Your Doctor:
Your Doctor Is Always Our Partner
It takes a team approach to high quality health care. That is why we never take your doctor out of the equation.
Highgate Health provides clear and consistent reporting to your doctor. Reporting may include areas such as results achieved, detailed assessment of problem, treatment by physiotherapist, and future treatment options.
We Help You Get Well & Stay Well.
But the treatment doesn’t stop in our office. We may provide you with exercises to do at home on a regular basis to help control your symptoms and protect reoccurrence of injury in the years ahead. Although we will continue to be a resource, you will be in charge of practicing the strategies and exercises you’ve learned as part of an ongoing home program and maintain a good quality of life.
Ready to feel your best again? Schedule Your No-Obligation Appointment Today.
You’re In Good Hands At Highgate Health
Healthcare Solutions To Get Well And Stay Well
Highgate Health uses many therapy options to ensure an optimal approach to your care. You will experience a variety of gentle therapy solutions that can help reduce pain, strengthen, add flexibility, improve joint range, and more. Some of our services include:
- Chiropractic Care
- Massage Therapy
- Orthotics (gait scan equipped)
- Sport Injury Rehabilitation
Accessible and Affordable Therapy
We take care of the paperwork so you don’t have to
Insured or not, we will work to help make your therapy accessible and affordable. Whether you require services or products as part of your treatment, we will assist you with direct billing or paperwork completion. At Highgate Health, we accept a variety of insurance plans and payment types. We currently accept:
- Motor Vehicle Accident Insurance
- Health Benefit Plan
- Government Insurance
- Work Injury Insurance
- Self Pay (Cash/Debit/Credit/Cheque)
- No Obligation
Payment Methods Accepted
- VISA / Mastercard
- Direct Deposit
Important Coverage Information:
Employer Extended Health Plans / Benefits
We direct bill your extended health plan.
Many extended health benefits plans include physiotherapy coverage. Our team is happy to help you navigate your insurance plan coverage. While not necessary, we suggest contacting your plan provider to find out:
- If a doctor’s referral is required in order for treatment to be covered.
- How claims are handled, do they offer direct billing or will you have to complete and submit paperwork.
Not sure what your coverage is? Our team is happy to help. At your initial assessment, we can contact your insurance company to find the details of your coverage.
Motor Vehicle Accident Coverage / ICBC
We direct bill the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) for you.
You are entitled to accident benefits coverage if you have been injured in an motor vehicle accident, regardless of whether you are at fault or not. You do not need a doctor’s referral if the accident happened recently and/or you have not had any previous treatment. Our clinic team will contact your adjustor to find out what coverage you will have. To be eligible for ICBC coverage you must meet certain requirements, for detailed information, please visit http://www.icbcclaiminfo.com/node/47.
No prior approval is needed if you are covered by ICBC and your treatment is under the established limit of 20 visits. However, you will need to report your claim to ICBC, for more information on claiming visit the ICBC website. Be sure to provide our clinic team you’re your ICBC claim number and your adjustor’s name and phone number to begin treatment.
We direct bill the WorkSafeBC (WSBC) for you.
Highgate Health is a WorkSafeBC approved physiotherapy provider in the WorkSafeBC Physiotherapy Network (WCB). Our team will guide you through the entire WorkSafe BC (WSBC) claim process. We take care of everything for you, including billing, reporting, care extension approvals, product coverage requests, and communicating with your employer. WSBC coverage is available for both therapy and supplies (like ointments, exercise bands, and heat and ice packs). Products like braces, canes, or other mobility devices may require special approval from WSBC; our team can help request coverage for those items.” While a doctor’s referral is not required to start treatment, you will require a doctor’s medical report to start your WSBC claim.
Blue Cross Billing
We will bill Medavie Blue Cross directly for physiotherapy and massage therapy treatments for members of:
- Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)
- Department of National Defense (DND)
- Canadian Forces
- Veterans Affairs
For any treatments partially covered, you will be asked to pay the difference at each visit.
Schedule your no-obligation appointment today to get well and stay well.
Highgate Health Team Members
Our trusted clinic team members
Matthew Miller - Massage Therapist
Registered Massage Therapist
After completing two years of a Kinesiology degree, Matthew decided to switch gears and obtained his Registered Massage Therapy diploma at Langara College in 2016.
Being involved in a spectrum of sports throughout his life, Matt enjoys working with athletes of all skill levels and sports from professional rugby players, mountain bikers and road cyclists, to youth athletes and weekend warriors. He has a very orthopaedic approach to massage therapy often utilizing joint mobilizations, myofascial release, and active/muscle energy techniques to prevent, maintain, and rehabilitate injuries of all varieties.
In his spare time you can find Matt playing a variety of sports from snowboarding on the local mountains to practicing martial arts, playing soccer, and scuba diving.
Fabian Nezamabadi - Physiotherapist
Fabian has been a physiotherapist for 20 years. He has a wide experience in treating musculoskeltal injuries, specializing in orthopedic injuries and MVA and workplace injuries. He uses modalities such as laser, ultrasound, electric therapy, as well as manual manipulation and exercise therapy.
Francis Moffat - Physiotherapist
Francis has been practicing physiotherapy for over 22 years since graduating from Queen?s University in Kingston, Ontario. After completing three years of Kinesiology (U of Guelph) and many post-graduate courses, he currently holds a Level 3 manual therapy designation with the Canadian Orthopaedic Division. He has been Lead Physiotherapist for the New Zealand National Triathlon Team, and for the Queen?s Varsity Hockey Team. Francis can draw from his experience to effectively treat sports and work-related injuries, as well as spinal injuries resulting from MVA?s. Outside of work, Francis enjoys hiking, fishing and camping. He is married with two boys that keep him running between baseball diamonds and soccer pitches.
Konstantin Kobelev - Massage Therapist
Konstantin is a registered massage therapist at Highgate Physiotherapy. His interests are sports injuries, posture realignment, musculo-skeletal imbalance, headaches, TMJ disorders, craniosacral, MVA injuries, and other treatments.
Vic Edangal - Physiotherapist
Vic possesses ten years of physiotherapy experience in orthopaedic rehabilitation in the Philippines’ Professional Regulation Commission and Saudi Commission for Health Specialties. He has worked in acute care hospitals and Rehabilitation Institutes for in/outpatient physiotherapy abroad in addition to his private practice work in Canada.
Vic holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy from Lyceum Northwestern University, Philippines (2000). Prior to moving to Canada in 2012, he finished his postgraduate professional diploma in Healthcare Management from Meridian Business School London, UK in 2010.
He is dedicated in patient education and exercise prescription towards optimal recovery. His sense of reward is seeing each client achieve their rehabilitation goals.
Vista Amiri - Registered Massage Therapist
Vista is a 2010 graduate of West Coast College of Massage Therapy (WCCMT) with the 3000 hour program and an instructor and clinic supervisor at WCCMT. She is also registered with CMTBC and RMTBC.
Vista (pronounced Veesta) incorporates the following techniques within her treatments after doing a comprehensive assessment to pin point exactly how to be most effective: Swedish massage, Trigger point release, Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM), Myofascial release, Joint mobilization, Musculo-tendinious attachment release. Muscles energy technique (MET), and Passive/Active Stretching.
Vista believes in educating her patients on postural correction and stretching/strengthening exercises to maintain their good health so the patients can continue to feel better even when they are not receiving a treatment.
She continuously educates herself by taking post graduate courses to be able to better help her clients and students and is looking forward to meeting you and providing you with an excellent massage therapy experience.
Daniel Linaric - Massage Therapist
Daniel is a graduate of the 27-month RMT program at The West Coast College of Massage Therapy. During his time as a corporate trainer in East Asia he gained a deep appreciation for complementary and alternative therapies and saw a natural progression from trainer to therapist in the context of helping others achieve specific goals.
He employs techniques such as deep tissue massage, myofascial release, trigger point therapy and muscle energy technique to help clients deal with pain and improve function, and is also keenly aware of the myriad benefits of a relaxing Swedish style massage.
Daniel is diligent in keeping lines of communication open to ensure client comfort and to maximize his ability to understand their needs, while understanding that for many the treatment time is a much needed respite from daily rigours.
Matthew Strukoff - Physiotherapist
Matthew completed his Bachelors of Science in Physiotherapy in 2013 from Manchester Metropolitan University in Manchester, England. He places strong emphasis on accurate assessment and diagnosis in order to truly identify the root of a client’s pain/dysfunction and believes in an individual approach to care with his clients. Matthew is passionate about expanding his knowledge base and has taken additional post-graduate courses in Acupuncture and Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS). He also has his Level Two Diploma of Advanced Orthopaedic Manual and Manipulative Therapy and is currently pursuing further Manual Therapy Levels and Sports Physiotherapy Certificate.
Gagandip Parmar - Chiropractor
Dr. Gagandip Parmar holds a Bachelor of Science in Life Science from The University of British Columbia in Vancouver. She then graduated from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto, obtaining her Doctor of Chiropractic Degree. She is an evidence based practitioner who has a strong interest in diagnosing and treating neuromusculoskeletal conditions of the spine and extremities. While engaging in patient-centered care, Dr. Parmar’s approach in treatment is holistic, in order to achieve optimal health and well-being for all of her patients.
Dr. Parmar practices the Diversified Technique, involving manual therapies, therapeutic modalities, rehabilitation and nutrition to restore health and function. She constantly collaborates with health care providers and delivers the best possible integrated care to all of her patients. She is also experienced in treating the geriatric, pediatric and pregnant population.
Melina Lake - Massage Therapist
After obtaining a Bachelor degree in Psychology from Simon Fraser University, Melina planned to pursue a career in clinical counselling yet her growing curiosity of our musculoskeletal system led her to the field of Massage Therapy. A graduate of West Coast College of Massage Therapy, Melina?s practice focusses on treating soft tissue injuries related to sports, motor vehicle accidents, neurological impairments, auto immune disorders, and perinatal conditions. She enjoys living an active lifestyle and hopes to eventually have everyday be a beach day.
Stacy Rash - Massage Therapist
Stacy is a graduate of the 3000 hour program at the West Coast College of Massage Therapy.
She combines therapeutic massage and relaxation techniques to create a massage therapy session which is both relaxing and effective. This helps patients recover from acute, chronic and postural issues while at the same time relaxing the body to reduce stress which further aids the healing process. Stacy’s approach to massage therapy stems from an in depth understanding of the musculoskeletal/nervous systems and the ability to customize treatment to the individuals needs. She enjoys treating headaches/migraines, chronic pain, acute injuries, neurological conditions, and stress-related concerns. In addition, she provides home care exercises to enhance the effectiveness of the massage treatment results and encourages patients to take an active role in their wellness.
Chris von Schellwitz - Physiotherapist
Chris completed both his Bachelor degree in Human Kinetics and his Master’s degree in Physiotherapy from the University of British Columbia. He has an interest in working with athletes of all capacities, from the weekend warriors and recreational athletes to varsity and elite athletes. Currently, Chris is involved with the Vancouver Whitecaps residency program and has vast experience with coaching, managing, and playing soccer and ice hockey at all levels.
Chris’ treatment focuses on manual techniques and rehabilitation through strengthening and exercise programs. He is committed to keeping current with modern empirical evidence and continuing education in the field of orthopaedic and sports physiotherapy.
Outside of the clinic Chris can be found playing all sorts of recreational team sports but he also has a love for cycling. He just completed the GranFondo for the second year in a row while raising money for the BC heart and lung association.